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Refining and Expanding Keystone STARS

Keystone STARS reversed a ten year trend in declining quality in child care. 1 With more than 10 years of experience, now is the time for further refinement and expansion of the program. In 2015 the University of Pennsylvania and William Penn Foundation released an inquiry of Keystone STARS which will help inform future revisions. A priority of the RTT-ELC grant is to increase the number of regulated child care providers in rural counties.  Outreach and information to promote registration or licensing as a child care provider and participation in STARS is ongoing. As of December 2015, more than 57 child care facilities have enrolled and designated at least STAR 1, representing 21 of the 33 moderate-high and high risk targeted counties.  

1 "Evaluation of Pennsylvania's Keystone STARS Quality Rating System in Child Care Settings," December 2006.